Sunday, May 8, 2011

Shisedo Tsubaki Shampoo and Conditioner

Shisedo Tsubaki Shampoo and Conditioner

Living in Japan was a mess.... At least where my hair was concerned. I worked in a very conservative environment, I had to wear a suit everyday. But my hair refused to be conservative.
It was dreadful, all frizzy, and partly curly, sticking this way and that..... I felt UGLY.
i mean it was bad enough that I felt like I was going to melt, in a full suit in the middle of the summer.
But every morning I would fight with my hair. On optimistic days I would carefully straighten it into a smooth sleek do. Only to have it a frizzy mess by the time I walked the two blocks to the subway station.
On more pessimistic days, I would tie it tidily back, A look which is not particularly flattering for my face shape.
Only to walk to the subway, and Still end up looking like a complete mess.
Then I would get to work, with my gorgeous Japanese co-workers, and feel like an Oaf.

If you have ever been to Japan, you might be familiar with the feeling. (Korea's not like that though).
My co-workers, wonderful people that they are, never commented.

This quite long tirade is leading somewhere.
To my discovery of Shisedo Tsubaki Shampoo and Conditioner.

It was available at just about any drug store. Conveniently at the one nearest my apartment. So one day, when I was about done with one of the other shampoo's I had bought, I picked this set up.
I'm pretty sure I was swayed by the Shisedo name. Though the shampoo and conditioner  were in fact quite inexpensive.

The first time I washed my hair, I noticed a difference. My hair felt soft, but light and free.
Other Japanese hair care had my hair both oily and frizzy.....
This was different. It helped tame my hair, by really moisturizing, but it was very light.

When I straightened my hair, it stayed straighter, and frizzed less.

I love this shampoo and conditioner set. It was so perfect for my hair, facing humidity, then air conditioning. If you are in Japan, or Korea, pick it up. If not, try :)


  1. I love that shampoo too. I started using it in Osaka and I keep buying it in Boston :)

  2. I didn't like the Shiseido Tsubaki brand. Unfortunately, it was too rich for my scalp and it made it quite irritated. I'm glad that it's working out for you.


  3. hey thanks for visiting my blog and following :)
    i like this brand too! but its quite expensive to buy where i live! they up the price sooo much~~
    cool.. u live in japan? what do u do there?

    replying ur question: i work in the hospital... so its shift work.. days, evenings, and nights...

  4. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog!

    Shiseido just only brought (early this year or perhaps late last year) the Tsubaki range into MYS and it's selling like hotcakes. Everytime I want to purchase the shampoo, it'll definitely be oos =.=

  5. Glad to hear it worked for you dear.:)
    You don't need to fight with your hair now. Lol.

    Blog hopping. XOXO,